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Robert Lee Stanton
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Birth: Jun. 10, 1846
Fort Hamilton
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: May 17, 1932
Grosse Ile
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Robert was the fifth child of Gen. Henry and Alexandrine Macomb Stanton. Born and raised at Fort Hamilton, he was baptised at St. John's Episcopal "Church of the Generals",with Capt.Robert E. Lee as his Godfather. The latter was an engineer at Fort Hamilton and had served on the vestry with General Stanton. His Godson was named after him prior to his becoming the highly regarded Gen. R.E. Lee, of the Confederacy.

By 1880, Robert had brought his widowed mother and her widowed sister, Catherine Macomb Mason, to Grosse Ile and was farming on the land originally purchased from the Pottawattamie Indians by his mother's Macomb Grandfathers. In 1889 he married Grace Mary Newman on Grosse Ile; she is buried with him. They had three children, Madeleine, Ernest and Henry Francis. The latter is buried here with his wife, Kathleen Pittman Stanton.
Robert Lee's much loved copy of the 1891 "Thomas Stanton of Connecticut" ,inherited by my husband, has detached covers, threadbare binding, and tiny strips of yellowed newspapers used by him to bookmark the pages of his family. This, along with his smaller and more intact "Macomb Family Record", 1917, formed the foundation for my Stanton/Macomb research.

P.S.: 072712: This original Thomas Stanton book was rebound as was the Macomb book in 2011 so future generations might use them. 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Stanton (1779 - 1856)
  Alexandrine Macomb Stanton (1808 - 1889)
 
 Spouse:
  Grace Mary Newman Stanton (1863 - 1958)*
 
 Children:
  Madeline Macomb Stanton White (1890 - 1979)*
  Ernest Newman Stanton (1892 - 1984)*
  Henry Francis Stanton (1894 - 1953)*
 
 Siblings:
  Unknown Stanton*
  Anna Macomb Stanton*
  Julia Ann Stanton Berier (1818 - 1880)**
  Mary Eliza Stanton Macomb (1820 - 1899)**
  Henry Whiting Stanton (1823 - 1855)**
  Stephen Keyes Stanton (1826 - 1914)**
  Catherine Macomb Stanton (1836 - 1842)*
  Francis Stanton (1838 - 1859)*
  Alexandrine Stanton (1841 - 1842)*
  William Stanton (1843 - 1927)*
  Robert Lee Stanton (1846 - 1932)
  Alexandrine Stanton (1849 - 1872)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Woodmere Cemetery
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Plot: North Lake, Lot 7
 
Created by: Shirley Stanton
Record added: Aug 30, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7806966
Robert Lee Stanton
Added by: Shirley Stanton
 
Robert Lee Stanton
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Robert Lee Stanton
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